Month: December 2018

11:03 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN SOUTH BEND, IN — The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins will have to wait until New Year’s Day to take it outside at the University of Notre Dame. Steady rain in South Bend forced the teams to move their practices indoors and off the puddle-covered rink at Notre Dame Stadium
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired goaltender Michael Hutchinson from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Toronto’s fifth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. Hutchinson will report to the Toronto Marlies (AHL). Hutchinson, 28, has appeared in eight games for the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds this season, showing a record of 2-3-2 with a 3.33 goals-against
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5:49 PM ET The NHL Players Association on Sunday took to task Dallas Stars CEO Jim Lites for derogatory comments he directed Friday at stars Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. Stars center Tyler Seguin said he was surprised at comments from CEO Jim Lites about his performance this season, while captain Jamie Benn said, “I
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Patrik Berglund’s journey with the Buffalo Sabres in the past week has been the most bizarre story in the NHL this season, and perhaps the most bizarre hockey tale in recent memory. Though all the details may never be known, what has become public is a narrative of agent incompetence, general manager maneuvering, player dissatisfaction, and
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WASHINGTON — Tom Wilson broke a tie with seven minutes left, Braden Holtby made 36 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Friday night. Evgeny Kuznetsov started the winning play when he stole the puck from goalie Carter Hutton behind the net. The centre quickly fed Wilson just outside of the
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The 2019 World Junior Championship will take place in Vancouver and Victoria, Canada, from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5. As camp rosters are finalized, several Buffalo Sabres prospects will likely see action for their native country. Goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Finland), defenseman Oskari Laaksonen (Finland), defenseman Mattias Samuelsson (United States) and center Matej Pekar (Czech Republic)
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Following a 2017-18 campaign that left a lot to be desired, improved goaltending was near the top of the Buffalo Sabres’ wish list heading into the offseason. On July 1, they signed the top goaltender on the free agent market, inking Carter Hutton to a three-year deal. Recently turning 33 years old, he represented the
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sean Kuraly scored 3:44 into overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Jake DeBrusk and Noel Acciari scored in regulation for Boston. Tuukka Rask made 26 saves. Kuraly’s game-winner was a terrific one-man effort. His initial shot from the top of the left
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San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic has been extremely valuable and among the league’s best defenders the last decade. He doesn’t show up on offensive lists, but he’s been the league’s premier shutdown defenseman for years. Despite going against the league’s best offensive forwards and starting primarily in the defensive zone, he has tilted the
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